Nu Vibez, Second Life

I see pixel people …. part one

 

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Let’s all get off our high horses and give them a rest. It is time to stop whining about Second Life and Linden Lab, and time for a reality check!

Think back to 1999, midnight on the 31st of December to be precise.  As the world held its collective breath what were you doing?  Were you sitting there wondering if the end of the technological world as you knew it was about to descend upon you?  Had you stock piled your pantry?  Or were you just celebrating the end of one century and the beginning of the next?

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1999 was also the year Philip Rosedale started Linden Lab with Andrew Meadows.

As the clocks around the world moved into the year 2000 nothing happened, everything carried on as it had been doing.

Philip and Andrew were steadfast in the belief that what they were creating was a complex emergent system driven by an economy and the contributions of a lot of people, just like the Internet but in 3-D and live–you were really there. The other thing was this idea that it ought to be a creative space where people can be entrepreneurial if they want to.

 

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Draxtor Despres

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Okay, hands up, how many of you have heard the name Draxtor Despres?  Or seen it mentioned in any number of blogs both independent and on your SL account dashboard? I am willing to bet that it is a large proportion of you.  If you don’t know who he is, where have you been?  Oh I know, busy roleplaying as an ostrich …..

It is quite apt that we continue with our series about residents using their creativity in Second Life, and how it impacts on their real life with this month’s cover article, by interviewing the one and only Draxtor Despres.  His exuberance and enthusiasm for all that is Second Life is difficult to convey in the written format, so I would like you to read this article keeping those facts in the back of your mind.

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Love Matters, Second Life

Love Matters

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Most of of us are capable of loving and of being loved, maybe to varying degrees, but I think that most of us would have to admit to wanting to be loved in particular.

People join Second Life for various reasons, ranging from curiosity or looking for a creative outlet to looking for love.  The sad thing is that there are all too many who deliberately abuse the relative anonymity that SL offers to undermine others, whether it be copybots stealing the talents of genuine designers to those embarking on relationships with less than magnanimous intentions.

So how about you enlightening me on your opinion on whether love matters in Second Life or not?

You can email me your replies on lacy.muircastle@yahoo.com or just leave a comment here.  I look forward to hearing from you

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It is time to ascend

Not so long ago I interviewed the über talented Mantis Oh aka Cari Lekebusch and look what he has done now!  He has created Ascension which is a multimedia LEA sim.  This amazing sim opened on the 25th April 2013.

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It is described as “an ancient/futuristic landscape with surreal plants and hybrid insects, Ascension takes the visitor on a trip of sound, color and light.”

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Non Profit Commons

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Second Life is not all sex, music and fashion, there are those among us who are in SL to educate others and to do their bit for charity and to raise awareness for issues that plague us out in the big bad real world.

One such place is the Non Profit Commons, where a collection of really lovely people meet in SL to promote RL charitable programmes. The Nonprofit Commons in Second Life is sponsored by TechSoup Global and is a programme of Caravan Studios and the TechSoup Global Community & Social Media team.

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How to keep the romance alive

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You have met “the one” …. They are the best thing since sliced bread, every encounter is better than the last, you heart skips a beat when you see his/her name appear online, you can’t wait to spend time with them.  These are the amazing days when you can’t get enough of one another.  Three months down the track you are very much in love with your partner but how do you keep the romance that brought you together in the first place alive and smoking hot?

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